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the man that shot me, major hassan will be the man cross examining me. that's a huge challenge. >> reporter: hassan, who was also shot, is in a wheelchair and now wears a beard citing his muslim believes. he has not denied being the gunman and asked to plead guilty, but that was prohibited under military law because prosecutors are seeking the death penalty. he will be allowed to testify on his own behalf, but the judge denied his request to argue that he shot at u.s. soldiers to prevent taliban fighters from being killed in afghanistan. >> i believe that the judge made it quite clear that if he starts to grand stand in any way and steps away from the rules of court, his ability to represent himself will be revoked, and his defense counsel will step in and represent him. >> reporter: many of the shooting survivors are expected to testify and are petitioning the u.s. government to classify the incident as an act of terror so they can get combat-related benefits. many are angry that hassan is still being paid his military salary, totaling about $300,000 since his arrest. the judg
of a civil war. >> sentencing begins today for major nadal hassan. he was convicted in the 2009 shooting rampage in fort hood texas. he says it was carried out to protect those abroad. now the jury will decide whether hassan should be executed or spend the rest of his life in prison. >>> from texas this morning, the chilling call to 911 from a boy home alone when burglars broke in. terrified and alone last tuesday, deion murdoch called police. >> they just broke the window ma'am. >> they just broke the window. what room are you in. >> my mother's room right now, please hurry. >> i am, stay on the phone with me. >> the dispatcher told him to lock himself in the closet. >> i'm going to have to whisper now because i think they're coming in. >> do you have weapons inside the closet. >> no, ma'am. please hurry. >> they are. they are. they're turning on your street. >> as police drew closer so are the intruders. they're in here. >> they're inside the room now. they're inside the bedroom where he is at. then dead silence for nearly a minute. are you there deion? just stay there. the officers, i
. >>> the mass murder trial of army major nidal hassan is scheduled to resume at ft. hood, texas, it was delayed a day after he's trying to seek the death penalty. mark potter is in killeen, texas, with the latest. good morning, mark. >> reporter: good morning, natalie. this boils down to a big disagreement for tactics between the defendant, major hasan and the army defense team assigned to help him. although major nidal hasan is acting as his own attorney, he has a stand by team of military lawyers. they're trained in defending death penalty cases. on wednesday, a member of the team believes hasan is trying to get the death penalty and they should not be required to take part. the attorney said, working in concert with the prosecution to achieve the death sentence is something we cannot do. >> they say their role as defending their client and they believe that their client is going down the wrong path. the one that inevitably leads to a death sentence. >> hasan is charged with 13 counts of premeditated murder and 32 counts of attempted murder. the rampage shooting at ft. hood nearly four years
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